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    Strange that the Torygraph is covering this new...

    Strange that the Torygraph is covering this new development in the story
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    Big Dipper shaped recovery?

    Big Dipper shaped recovery?
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    Possibly, however for SC it's a paper process and...

    Possibly, however for SC it's a paper process and you never meet the vetting agency directly.

    Just seen this link on the Security Clearance thread on this forum:

    Coronavirus: Changes to UKSV...
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    Today on Jobserve 17% of all UK contracts...

    Today on Jobserve

    17% of all UK contracts require active SC or DV security clearance.

    Also it seems Covid has tightened the entry requirement further.
    e.g.

    "Current valid SC cleared...
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    'could be protected' Don't you love journalism...

    'could be protected'

    Don't you love journalism these days where they can just print a question, or postulate something as a headline.
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    You should have offered to 'not apply', but only...

    You should have offered to 'not apply', but only if they give you £4,000 for not doing it.
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    Ahh.. so they're heavy and have too many...

    Ahh.. so they're heavy and have too many accounts.

    I guess I could move to them, and sit around for a while waiting for a leaving bonus too :eyes
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    :confused: So looking at their website,...

    :confused:

    So looking at their website, they're still accepting new customers.. can't be shutting the corporate banking arm then.

    ..so what gives?
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    Let me get this right.. RBS paid you for taking...

    Let me get this right.. RBS paid you for taking your business elsewhere??
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    Meanwhile in Swindon, they've been distancing...

    Meanwhile in Swindon, they've been distancing since the 70's...
    ...
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    https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-SRf_tuCALSE/Vd7uwDfVjyI...

    https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-SRf_tuCALSE/Vd7uwDfVjyI/AAAAAAAAA2g/mnlynYPlgwc/s640/NO-www-scarfolk-blogspot-com.jpg
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    Oh and never mind HS2.. The Crossrail grand...

    Oh and never mind HS2.. The Crossrail grand opening is going to be a blast.
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    Can't we just burn the Quantitative Easing...

    Can't we just burn the Quantitative Easing paperwork and pretend none of this ever happened?
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    Why 'stadiums'? Is this another one of those...

    Why 'stadiums'?

    Is this another one of those Gladiator fantasies that CUK folk seem to have?
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    Not the lockdown directly, but unemployment has...

    Not the lockdown directly, but unemployment has been linked to suicides, and unemployment in increasing due to the lockdown.

    The Guardian made the unemployment / suicide connection a few years ago
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    It'll all be in the hands of the farmers and the...

    It'll all be in the hands of the farmers and the medics who still have something of value to trade. They'll spend it on diamond encrusted stethoscopes, or pimped up tractors with lowered suspension...
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    Indeed. I meant 'some other way' :rolleyes: ...

    Indeed. I meant 'some other way' :rolleyes:

    Come on lets hear them.. wacky or sensible.

    Spacesuits for the at-risk ?
    Colonize the Mediterranean islands for exclusive use by at-risk people, so...
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    Is this really our plan?

    Just taking a step back and looking at the basics of where we're going with the lockdown, what we're trying to do, what we want, etc.

    Boris has confused the nation on Sunday and is still...
  19. Thread: Stay Alert

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    Goodness me.. so much confusion. Instead of...

    Goodness me.. so much confusion.

    Instead of Stay Alert, it should have been 'Pay attention!'.
    He even had to come on telly for a second time today to explain it slowly to all the dimwits ;)
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    As much as I appreciate these press releases, the...

    As much as I appreciate these press releases, the REC do come up with some utterly awful surveys.

    Is 'IT contractor' a type of IT contractor? Guess so.
    What about 'Technology contractor' ?
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    You can take a peek at the Gazette to see who's...

    You can take a peek at the Gazette to see who's going down

    Here's a search filter that shows insolvent company names containing the word 'recruitment' that are entering administration or being...
  22. Thread: Stay Alert

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    When I saw that slide and the mountain graph with...

    When I saw that slide and the mountain graph with no X or Y axis, I knew that Sage and "the science" have been sidelined.
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    I think you can be more alert than that Try...

    I think you can be more alert than that

    Try Red Alert.

    https://www.dvhardware.net/news/gina_carano_red_alert_3.jpg
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    Just don't ask for any of the special Prince...

    Just don't ask for any of the special Prince Albert 'treatments' in their spa?

    :eyes
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    Thats the spirit. Our glorious leader will set...

    Thats the spirit.

    Our glorious leader will set out his vision to defeat the virus later today.

    Stay very alert for this!
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    I said 'stay alert', not panic! Don't worry,...

    I said 'stay alert', not panic!

    Don't worry, Rishi has been very alert during this matter and also has plenty of ink
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    Stay Alert

    That is all.

    Thank you for staying alert
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    hmm... I wonder if Neil Ferguson was being...

    hmm... I wonder if Neil Ferguson was being 'influenced' in any way?... ;)

    surprised ZH hasn't done this one yet
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    Poll: 1 'new' Message from NHSX: Dear Mrs RNSUK, we...

    1 'new' Message from NHSX:

    Dear Mrs RNSUK, we are sending you an instant alert to warn you that Mr RNSUK has likely been infected with Coronavirus whilst away from the home today. Our records show...
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    Poll: But the NHSX app does use Bluetooth - BLE to be...

    But the NHSX app does use Bluetooth - BLE to be exact:

    Digital contact tracing: protecting the NHS and saving lives - NHSX



    I think for any of these apps to be successful they need something...
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    Poll: So the government had two options: 1) Google /...

    So the government had two options:

    1) Google / Apple partnership using de-centralised data tracking and local notifications

    2) NHSX and GCHQ spooks create a centralised tracking system

    And...
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    It's amazing really. New system set up in just...

    It's amazing really. New system set up in just weeks, payments for thousands of businesses made in 6 working days. HMRC can do some things well.

    Then you've got numpties like Ryanair who are...
  33. Thread: Thoughts?

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    Look Trump said it came from the lab so it came...

    Look Trump said it came from the lab so it came from the lab..OK?

    What other proof do you need?
  34. I heard this too - i.e. confirmation of them...

    I heard this too - i.e. confirmation of them ceasing investigations due to covid, but I can't find the link. Where did you see it?
  35. The MS learning path content wasn't as complete...

    The MS learning path content wasn't as complete as the Pluralsight courses when I last looked.
    Azure Fundamentals (AZ 900) is covered, but once you start down one of the more advanced paths (e.g....
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    No I'm not. Is there something about the loans...

    No I'm not.

    Is there something about the loans that you need an answer to?

    It may be more useful if the mods can 'bounce' this thread into General so that more varied perspectives could be...
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    Fancy adding a bit more to the question?

    Fancy adding a bit more to the question?
  38. Go on then.. What did you break? and who did you...

    Go on then.. What did you break? and who did you punch in the face?

    I was joking, so hopefully its neither of these :)
    As others have said, its perfectly normal to ask for insurance certificates....
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    Not sure if this is still the case, but at least...

    Not sure if this is still the case, but at least 10 years ago I saw massive onshore deployment of TCS, InfoSys, and Techmahindra brought here by a large UK client on Tier-2 visas. The client had an...
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    Apart from the bank interest that the government...

    Apart from the bank interest that the government has to pay on your behalf?
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    Of course they need to. The party needs to...

    Of course they need to. The party needs to project an impression of success and control. Didn't you see the recent 'correction' for Wuhan where they added 50% additional deaths to the tally? The...
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    Doesn't sound practical at all.. what about meeting rooms? I guess they'd have go too.
    Half of the desks would need to be removed in some smaller offices.
    Then whats the point?

    If anything, this...
  43. Just millions of unwanted barrels of oil that...

    Just millions of unwanted barrels of oil that we'll just have to dump in the ocean due to lack of storage.... :eyes
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    My next idea is an 'oil' powered UV sunbed....

    My next idea is an 'oil' powered UV sunbed. Customer pays nothing.
    They just need to sign a contract to store a 5,000 litre tank of oil in their garden and receive regular deliveries.
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    NERVTAG sounds far more sinister to me. Tin...

    NERVTAG sounds far more sinister to me.

    Tin foil hat mode ON:

    SAGE - Shadowy grey haired figures sitting in smoke filled rooms with leather couches drinking cognac, smoking pipes, masterminding...
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    Electric sunbed manufacturers for me.. going to...

    Electric sunbed manufacturers for me.. going to make a fortune out of pasty brits who've had their package holidays cancelled! :devil
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    Blasphemy! :D I draw your attention to the FAQ...

    Blasphemy! :D

    I draw your attention to the FAQ once more..



    :facepalm:

    The good news is the text "HMRC is bound to follow the Treasury Direction".. so basically we can always go back to...
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    OK, I think I can solve this matter. The gov...

    OK, I think I can solve this matter. The gov website is obviously missing some of the finer detail.

    However there is a more detailed briefing paper (FAQ) here:
    Briefing Paper CBP 8880
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    Not sure if this really differentiates between...

    Not sure if this really differentiates between who pays, but doesn't sound like it matters.

    "If your employee undertakes training

    Furloughed employees can engage in training, as long as in...
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    ministers? you mean just one.. the 'culture...

    ministers? you mean just one.. the 'culture secretary'. Hardly speaks for the Treasury or the chancellor.

    Ask yourself this. Why isn't his view in the published guidance?
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